Wednesday, April 4, 2018

3/22/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

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The robot really isn't picking many berries. Are the berries thwarting technology? Bissett says no: For this demonstration, he says, they've programmed the machine to grab just one berry per plant. Pitzer says the robots are able to find and pick more than 50 percent of the ripe berries. That's not yet up to ...
They might not be the killer machines from the future in the “Terminator” films, but shelf-scanning robotsdeployed at 50 Walmart stores across the nation are still an unsettling sight for some consumers. “Well, it's a little scary because I feel it's taking somebody's job,” shopper Deborah Espinoza told KTVU ...
How about this for a future job advert? "Wranglers wanted for growing fleets of robots. Your responsibilities will include evaluating robot performance, providing real-time analysis and support for problems. "You must be analytical, detail-oriented, friendly - and ready to walk. No advanced degree required ...
We were warned, time and time again, by one expert after another. AI doesn't play fair, it can't make moral decisions, and it relies entirely on humans for ethics. When those humans are (allegedly) Alex Nix, Steve Bannon, and Dr. Aleksandr Kogan we're all in a lot of trouble. Cambridge Analytica ...
Autonomous mobile robots are becoming widely accepted in manufacturing and other settings. They're getting deployed in a broad range of environments and applications, from moving materials in a factory to carrying medication to patient rooms in a hospital. Production processes have long been ...
The tetherless robots, named RadPiper, will operate initially in pipes measuring 30 inches and 42 inches in diameter. They will characterise radiation levels in each foot-long segment of pipe so that those containing potentially hazardous amounts of uranium-235 can be removed and decontaminated.
Robots could soon be checking our tax returns, as part of a drive by the taxman to automate millions of its processes. HM Revenue & Customs is planning to start using artificial intelligence (AI) in "compliance and complex tax cases", according to Brigid McBride, its digital transformation director.
Artificial intelligence has already equipped robots to drop bombs, leap through the air and spread Russian propaganda. Scarier still, they may soon be checking our tax returns. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) wants to automate ten million tasks by the end of the year, ranging from complex tax cases to ...
So far the machine has created basic electronic devices, but the technology brings materials scientists a step closer to their goal of printing complex equipment such as robots or smartphones. The printer is being presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 21 ...
In a new study published in Science Robotics, researchers at MIT unveil what they say is the most advanced robotic fish of its kind ever built. Armed with a camera and a lifelike wiggle, the device could one day help biologists monitor the health of marine habitats without stressing out their aquatic ...
However, a recurring theme at this year's fair was robots. Three different robotics groups from Monmouth County set up tables at the library and let their robots wander around throughout the day. Manasquan High School's Academy of Engineering robotics team, Cyber Blue, had an entire room near the ...
Robots – are they just a thing of the future? Many in the agriculture sector agree that the industry is heading in the direction of having more technology on the farm, which could even include robots. In fact, there are already several companies that have made significant strides in creating robotic systems ...
ODENSE, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PSA Group—Europe's second-largest car manufacturer with brands that include Citroën, DS, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Opel cars—is increasing factory performance and reducing production costs as part of its “Excellent Plant” initiative, utilizing Universal Robots ...
The robots, which consist of video screens that sit atop mobile machines, allow distance learners to control each movement of the robot by using keyboard arrows or a game console. This gives them the opportunity to interact with classmates and the professor in an authentic way—as if they were ...
The iRobi robots were programmed to measure heart rate, breathlessness, and quality of life on a weekly basis. They reminded patients when to take medication and inhalers and recorded patient adherence several times a day; reminded patients to do their rehabilitation exercises, and displayed videos ...
Barbara Ward started working with online warehouse retailer Boxed in March of 2015. She's trained as both a picker, which means she takes items from the shelves and collects them to be shipped, and a packer, which means she takes items that have been collected and puts them in boxes to be ...
Sure, GoPros are known as action cameras — but what if the tiny cameras could work as a robot's eyes or to supply visual data to a smart home? That's the idea GoPro is exploring with an agreement with Jabil, a company that works in supply chain management for tech companies. Announced on ...
Union High School students teach seniors about technology, robots ... Fairway-164th Avenue: Union High School's robotics team hosted a Techie Bootcamp for seniors at Touchmark at Fairway Village, and held a robotics demonstration so the residents could see their work. By The Columbian.
MILPITAS (KPIX 5) – Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail. The company is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots. The robots are 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar ...
The Harvest CROO Robotics website expects each machine to replace at least 30 pickers. “It could happen. Put a man on the moon, didn't we?” harvester Jose Santos told NPR, oddly optimistic about robots taking over his job. The crew leader is convinced that picking strawberries will always require ...
A total of six Singou Guard I robots, with technologies developed by the Macau company and parts sourced from around the world, are now dispatched around the campus of the Macau University of Science and Technology with three more in Pui Ching Middle School and Macau Science Centre – plus a ...
Researchers have made some big steps to developing a sex robot that could use artificial intelligence to respond to a user's stimulation. Spanish engineer Sergi Santos released the $5,000 Samantha sex doll last year, with promise to eventually expand its limited voice activation to become an Amazon ...
As some of you might know, director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest) has a remake of Jim Wynorski's Chopping Mall in the works. Recently, Hall sat down for a chat with Nightmare Toys and talked a bit about his vision – specifically his choice to ditch the killer robots and instead have the reboot's main baddies ...
When Aussie billionaire tech tycoon Mike Cannon-Brookes appeared before the Senate select committee on the future of work last week, he warned that if Australia didn't face up to the challenge of new technology our nation would be left behind. If Mr Cannon-Brookes — co-founder of software ...
The idea of a robot performing surgery may seem like something from a science fiction film, but robots are an increasingly common sight in surgical suites. When it comes to certain types of joint replacement surgeries, robots can help improve accuracy — which can mean better outcomes for patients.
The robots have taken over the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena this week for the FIRST Robotics Wisconsin Regional, in which high school student teams compete using technology and engineering skills to build 'bots to confront a specific challenge. The competition began Wednesday, and runs through ...
What if you could clean up pollution from rivers and other areas from the comfort of your own home? A Kickstarter campaign by Urban Rivers is aiming to develop a robot that can do just that in the Chicago River, controlled by users in an interface that will mimic a video game.
Every pivot and each turn of its wheels brings it to life -- one of Fresno Police Department Bomb Squad's master robots. Technicians practice their control techniques and its new functions. "It can do everything you and I can do. It can climb stairs, open doors, pick up things," said Fresno Police Sergeant ...
Talking robotics, Emerson Arnold and Samuel Street are in their element. While there's a healthy amount of bantering back and forth, they're passionate about being part of a team that is dreaming up and creating a working robot. Arnold and Street are two members of the Timmins High and Vocational ...
FARMINGTON — Innovators from around the Four Corners got an introduction to a robotic manufacturing arm at San Juan College today. Chris Ziomek, co-founder of Build With Robots, gave a presentation about and demonstration of industrial robotic arms during an event organized by the New Mexico ...
A report created by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) warned that, within less than two decades, it will be cheaper for US factories to operate robots instead of hiring workers from Africa for “cheap labour”. The report, Digitalisation and the Future of Manufacturing in Africa, found that cheap ...
Wahkiakum Wohbot Wohundup robotics tournament was hosted by Wahkiakum School District and Wahkiakum 4-H last Thursday at Wahkiakum High School. There were so many robots, or "bots" as the kids call them, that there was not enough room to show all of them. A few were shared to give an ...
Japan's cleaning industry is increasingly dominated by automation and robotic solutions, which is mainly caused by the growing difficulty professional cleaning companies experience in finding qualified staff. But what is the impact of this development on the industry and where does the cleaning industry ...
A father and daughter and their robots are on a mission to prove math is more than numbers in a book. The human pair are at the helm of a new robotics competition at the Taranaki Science and Technology Fair that aims to encourage students and families to have a go at robotics and the computer ...
“Midnight Sun” For a 17-year-old girl, the sunlight is deadly, but life without love is worse. Stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Yes, the son of Arnold and Maria. PG-13 (91 min.) “Pacific Rim Uprising” Scott Eastwood (yes, the son of Clint) stars with Adria Arjona and John Boyega in this ...
DUNCAN, S.C. (March 20, 2018) -- Stäubli will showcase its new TX2 line of collaborative robots at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., April 7-8. The TX2 collaborative robots will be on display in the robotics garden (booth #2330) with Stäubli personnel on hand to answer ...
After moving to Canada when he was 13 years old and getting a degree in mechanical engineering, the dual Cambodian-Canadian citizen returned to the Kingdom last week for the local launch of his robotics company, called Demine Robotics, which he hopes will change the way UXO is removed.
"Our goal was to leverage our extensive technology and product experience to perfect each facet of robotics through a series of useful, scenario-specific products." On the contrary, investors did not feel the same excitement. Shares of Cheetah Mobile dropped nearly 3 percent in afternoon trading in New ...
“The technology will be obtained from South Korea where it is in a trial phase of testing robots in battling fires,” said Maj Gen Rashid Al Matroushi. Civil Defence also intend to introduce firefighting boats to handle offshore fires. “This is part of Dubai's strategy to harness the latest technology to increase ...
Discussions about robotics often focus on their superiority over their human counterparts, but increasingly, researchers are finding that the next challenge for the future of robotics is creating machines that can capture the nuances of what it is to be human, and create an environment where humans and ...
A pilot randomised controlled trial using robots to help people at home with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has found that the robots helped patients take their medication, carry out exercises, and keep them company. The study, Using robots at home to support patients with COPD: A pilot ...
It's a new tool that Walmart has been testing. Helf scanning, artificially intelligent robots. They scan each aisle to look for items that are out of stock, out of place, or priced incorrectly then relays that information back to the associates. Walmart says it's testing the robots at 50 of its stores including some in ...
The Ginza hotel, which opened on February 1, is the first of its kind in central Tokyo but another four will be open by year's end. Expansion plans also include international destinations, with more than 100 properties worldwide in the works over the next five years. It's true, I'm afraid – robots really are ...
Researchers from Ball State University and a Villanova University professor have published a study that says the fear of automation—that a robot or computer could put workers in the unemployment line—could be affecting workers' physical and mental health. The research, published in “County-level ...
Humanoid robots will be used as entertainers and in commercial spaces but will not undertake major tasks, according to the director of a company that makes robotic performers. Most artificial intelligence (AI) does not need a body to work, explains Engineered Arts director Will Jackson, adding that the ...
Pacific Rim has giant robots in it. The Jaegars are great, but a large part of their greatness is because they all have utterly fantastic names. We've crunched the data and have thus developed an objective and completely unassailable ranking of Jaeger names from across the Pacific Rim universe—from ...
Okay, one might argue, that's just one study and hardly proof of any real harm caused by the robotsthemselves. That argument doesn't hold up well, though, in the wake of Uber's disastrous trial run of autonomous vehicles in Arizona. In March, one of Uber's self-driving vehicles—which even had a ...
(CNN) - Luke Skywalker losing his right hand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for real-life amputees. Because at the stroke of Darth Vader's lightsaber, "The Empire Strikes Back's" grizzliest moment had a useful, if unintentional consequence. While audiences were busy digesting Darth Vader's ...
If you're like the average person, you probably find a good portion of robots creepy. When they start looking more human, as the Uncanny Valley theory suggests, people start being weirded out by them. That's totally normal, especially when they look as wacky and weird as the new models from Akin ...
Biosphere2 High speed drones will race in and around the Biosphere 2 facility Saturday. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff). Robots, drones, and self-driving cars will be the stars of a special event at Biosphere 2 on Saturday. The science facility north of Tucson will host an all-day exhibition highlighting the "Fourth ...

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